VYIBA Faculty

 
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Viktor Yeliohin

Viktor Yeliohin, former soloist with the Donetsk Ballet of Ukraine is a Ballet Master, Professor of Choreography and Studio Director with a career spanning more than twenty years.
Born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Viktor began his ballet studies in 1967, graduating from the Tashkent State Higher School of National Dance and Choreography of Uzbekistan. He holds the degree of Professor of Choreography from the prestigious Ukrainian Academy of Dance in Kiev, Ukraine, which was presented in May, 1995. Continue Reading.

 

Nadine Revene

Nadine Revene began her career at age 16 with the Broadway production of Call Me Madam. While she continued her ballet training she also appeared at New York City Center in revivals of such musicals as Carousel (Louise), King and I, Kiss Me, Kate, Finian’s Rainbow, and Brigadoon. On Broadway she appeared in The Music Man starring Robert Preston and Barbara Cook.
Her professional career in ballet includes Ballet Theatre (ABT), NY City Ballet, and Pennsylvania Ballet. While dancing professionally she toured Europe, Russia and the Middle East.
Ms. Revene has 30 years of teaching experience. In addition to owning her own studio in New York City, she taught at Ballet Arts, Alvin Ailey Dance Center and privately.

Stephanie Morales

Stephanie Morales is a graduate from Belhaven University with her BA in Dance. During her time at Belhaven, Stephanie had the privilege to work with choreographers such as Vincent Hardy, Sheron Wray, Kim Nofsinger, Kellis McSparrin-Oldenburg and Brandon Mitchell as well as the faculty from her university. Much of her training was heavily focused in ballet and modern, but throughout the years has received training in other styles such as jazz and hip-hop. As a native from Lancaster, she has had the blessing of training at Viktor Yeliohin International Ballet Academy and Lancaster School of Ballet where she participated in there company performances. Stephanie is excited to be back home teaching and is looking forward to share her college experiences and training with her students.

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Devon Lutz

Devon Lutz holds a BA in Theatre and Dance from James Madison University. While in college, Devon performed in the Virginia Repertory Dance Company, JMUs pre-professional dance company. Under the direction of Shane O’Hara, VA Rep performed in a number o cities including; Richmond, Charlottesville, Washington DC and Brooklyn, NY. After graduating, Devon moved to Philadelphia and began performing and creating with femme. Collective, a group of artists committed to helping women share work in the city. In Lancaster, Devon has performed with Rev9 Dance Company and at the Fulton Theatre. 

As a choreographer, Devon has presented her work at the American College Dance Festival, James Madison University and Philadelphia, PA. She also has the honor of working under Cody Smith as one of the choreographers for Hempfield High School’s Dance Theatre. This is where she found her love of teaching and working with students.

 
 

Gabi Stilwell

Gabi is a former student of VYIBA and is excited to return home and teach the next generation of students. Gabi received her BFA in Dance Performance with a minor in Fashion Media and Journalism from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX, and continued on to dance professionally with the Ballet Theatre of Maryland. She has trained with ballet masters from all over the world from schools such as the Vaganova Academy, School of American Ballet, Miami City Ballet, Escuela Nacional de Ballet de Cuba, among others. She has been fortunate enough to perform ballets by George Balanchine, Marius Petipa, Michel Fokine, Anthony Tudor, and several contemporary choreographers. While in school, Gabi trained extensively in the Martha Graham technique under many of Graham’s protégés. She has learned many of Graham’s most famous works and had the opportunity to work with other modern dance companies and choreographers such as Delfos Danza Contemporania, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, and Paul Taylor American Modern Dance. She loves the way that dance allows her to experiment with movement and emotion and hopes to be able to share her passion with others.